Thursday, September 10, 2009

G.I. Joe

I LOVED this movie. It was awesome. I didn't really know what to expect, I just remember loving the cartoon when I was a kid. I was not disappointed. Lots and lots of action, cool special effects, and the acting and story line were good. There was very little swearing, a huge plus in my book and very little blood, another huge plus. There was your typically cheesy action-flick romance sequence where in the middle of all the fighting, the hero has to make out with the girl. (Insert eye-roll icon here) But it was a really enjoyable movie. I would probably own this one.


Another ehhh movie. It was OK in parts, but seemed to be pretty dark for being aimed towards kids. The part I really, really disliked about it was the swearing. Mild by today's standards but I firmly believe that there should be ZERO swearing in kid's movies, especially cartoons. I wouldn't recommend this movie, mainly for the two reasons I just listed.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Labor Pains

Eh. That is my review of this show.

Apparently it was initially made to be shown in movie theaters, but instead was shown on ABC Family in July, and then went out on DVD in August.

I'm not a huge Lindsay Lohan fan, and I'm actually surprised that this would have been shown on a family channel. It did teach that you should be honest, but on top of Lohan's character lying about being pregnant so she wouldn't get fired, she was also drinking and smoking, stealing, sleeping with her boyfriend, etc.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

State of Play

What an interesting story with a very recognizable cast.

Crow and McAdams are reporters. Affleck is a Congressman working on a case against a private defense contractor. The spotlight is thrown on Affleck when the lead researcher on his staff dies, and it comes to light that he'd had a relationship with her. Crowe was Affleck's college roommate (although, that seemed a bit odd to me since they don't look anywhere near the same age). He is involved in a story the seems intertwined with Affleck's story, and tries to get to the bottom of the situation.

Very interesting with a bit of a twist.

The Soloist

Matt's friend gave us some movies the other day, and this was one of them.

Robert Downy Jr. plays a reporter who meets a homeless person (played by Jamie Foxx) on the street one night. Foxx is a very talented musician, and Downy learns from him that he went to Julliard. Downy is struck by how someone talented enough to go to Julliard could end up in the street. He decides to write an article about him. The movie is about the friendship they develop.

It was hard to see the street life, especially those with mental problems. Foxx's character had schizophrenia. The way the film depicted that was so sad. He kept hearing voices that told him how bad he was. His mental condition is why he left Julliard.

If you're looking for a comedy, this isn't the show for you. It was very interesting and heart warming at times, but also sad and somewhat depressing at other times.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Angels & Demons

Matt and I watched this the other night, and I thought it was pretty well done. Definitely some disturbing parts, but I liked the suspense and how Tom Hank's character could figure out the clues.

*Didn't love Hank's hair style. :)

I was surprised that Ewan McGregor was in it. Guess that's what happens when you don't watch TV and see movie trailers.

It's been a few years since I read the book, but I did notice several things had been changed quite a bit for the movie. These differences didn't ruin it for me, but some of them were pretty big things.

17 Again

I watched this the other night, not expecting much. Movies about high school actually tend to scare me. Are high schools really the way they are portrayed in movies? That is scary.

Anyway, overall I thought the theme of this show was great. We go along in life, and sometimes lose our focus on what really matters to us. It's important to take advantage of the bumps in the road that put things into focus.

Don't lose focus on the most important things in your life (ie your family)!